We’ve all used the crock pot for that great Chili recipe or to cook a Roast, but have you done much baking in that little crock? Me either…until I found this great recipe for an Artisan Loaf of bread that is baked inside the crock pot, and then made golden under the broiler for just a few minutes! Here’s the result of my recent experiment:
I love this recipe because you mix up a dough and then refrigerate it. The mixing up takes less than ten minutes. Then it goes in the fridge overnight. The next day you can pull off a pound loaf and bake it, or wait up to two weeks to bake it. The dough will take on a Sour dough type flavor the longer it’s refrigerated. The dough will make four Artisan loaves.
Here’s the dough in my container that has been in the refrigerator:
The recipe tells you that the dough is easier to handle after refrigeration. So simplify your life and do that step! The site has a video to show you how to form a loaf, if you’re not sure what to do with the dough after you pull off what you need. It’s super easy, and fast!
Here’s my loaf in the crock pot. I didn’t have Parchment paper, so I used my Silpat mat. It worked fine.
All crock pots will vary the time the loaf needs to bake. Mine took about 90 minutes to get firm and not squishy on top. I took it out and put it under the broiler a few minutes to brown the outside. The hardest part is waiting until it’s cooled to slice into it!
Here is their recipe for the dough, and you can also find the videos to help if you have any questions.
Of course you can also bake this bread in the oven, but on a hot summer day, or a day when your oven is being used for something else, this is a great way to bake up a delicious loaf of homemade bread! Hope you’ll try it!
Have you done any baking in your crock pot?
With love from my country kitchen,